As a woman grows older, it’s easy for her to feel unappreciated, patronized, stereotyped and long past her prime.
After all our culture bombards us with daily messages that we’ve become flabby, wrinkly, and generally unattractive. And just forget about being sexy—those days are long gone!
So it was a great pleasure to stumble across this post (which I’ve shortened a bit). It was written by Frank Kaiser for Suddenly Senior.
In Praise of Older Women
As I grow in age, I value mature ladies most of all. Here are just a few of the reasons senior men sing the praises of older women:
* A older woman will never ask out of the blue, “What are you thinking?” An older woman doesn’t care what you think.
* An older woman has been around long enough to know who she is, what she wants, and from whom. By the age of 50, few women are wishy-washy. About anything. Thank God!
* And yes, once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart! Her libido’s stronger. Her fear of pregnancy’s gone. Her appreciation of experienced lovemaking is honed and reciprocal.
* Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. A young woman will say nothing, fearing that you might think worse of her. An older woman doesn’t give a damn.
* Older women are sublime. They seldom contemplate have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive dinner. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.
* Most older women cook well. They care about cleanliness. They’re generous with praise, often undeserved.
* Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman. Like your mother, they always know.
* Yes, we geezers praise older women for a multitude of reasons. These are but a few.
Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, babe of 75 there is a bald, paunchy relic with his yellow pants belted at his armpits making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress.
Frank Kaiser is basically saying that older women don’t act badly in some of the ways that younger women may. Women over 50 don’t tend to be drama queens or clinging vines. They don’t play mind games.
What do you think? As women grow older, do they change for the better in many ways? Are they more confident, more considerate of others, more comfortable with who they are? Do men find older women attractive? I know what I think. I’d love to hear your opinion.